We're back after an excellent adventure crossing the Simpson Desert. The trip was amazing and we have so many photos. I thought I'd jump right into the desert section of our trip and share some of the pictures in the "album"!
Just to set the scene here are some quick Simpson Desert bytes...
- it's a parallel-dune desert - one of the largest with around 1100 sand dunes
- some of the dunes are more than 200 km long
- the dunes run NNE - SSW
- the highest is "Big Red" at 40 metres (we by-passed this)
- it's a desert so very low annual rainfall - averaging 150mm per year
- Birdsville to Dalhousie Springs - about 500km (we travelled on the French Line to Knoll's Track and then dropped down to the Rig Road
|Here we are at the first dune - very aptly named "Nemesis"!|
|A long, long, looooong road!|
|The GPS stayed with us and this looks like we're about to drive into a lake - we're actually about to descend onto the clay pan below!|
|Down on to one of the clay pans between dunes.|
|Here we are on one of the larger clay pans.|
|Stopped for lunch. And looking particularly fetching, don't you think? ;)|
|Pepe with the TVan|
|Sand and sky! Love it!|
|And another one because I can't resist!|
|The Max Trax got a good work out on the trip.|
|More red dust!|
|And one last picture for the road!|
That's a flick through a few pages of pictures from our Simpson Desert adventure!
What's the most unusual place you've been to for a holiday or perhaps that you'd like to go to for a holiday?